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Released: 6-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Ultra-fast 3D printing produces life-like organ models
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The new technique is capable of printing organ models containing live cells in minutes instead of hours— a major step in the quest to create 3D-printed replacement organs.

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Released: 5-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Rapid Rovers, Speedy Sands: Fast-Tracking Terrain Interaction Modeling
Georgia Institute of Technology

Engineers and scientists from MIT and Georgia Tech are enabling near real-time modeling of wheels, treads, and desert animals traveling at high speeds across sandy terrains. “Dynamic Resistive Force Theory,” or DRFT, provides a path to speedier granular modeling — and help in designing optimal rough terrain vehicles, like Mars and lunar rovers.

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Released: 5-May-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Dark Matter Detection
University of Delaware

University of Delaware’s Swati Singh is among a small group of researchers across the dark matter community that have begun to wonder if they are looking for the right type of dark matter. Singh, Jack Manley, a UD doctoral student, and collaborators at the University of Arizona and Haverford College, have proposed a new way to look for the particles that might make up dark matter by repurposing existing tabletop sensor technology.

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Released: 5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT
COVID-19 vaccine: Understanding herd immunity, vaccine hesitancy
University of Michigan

Since the beginning of the pandemic, herd immunity has been portrayed as the holy grail to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Released: 5-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
The Role of Air Pollution in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

To mark Clean Air Month, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) aims to increase public understanding of the role air pollution has in the development of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) such as pulmonary fibrosis (PF), including how polluted air can make you sick and the telltale signs to be aware of.

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Released: 5-May-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Thin, Large-Area Device Converts Infrared Light Into Images
University of California San Diego

An infrared imager developed by UC San Diego engineers could be used to see through smog and fog; easily locate blood vessels on a patient; and see through silicon wafers to inspect the quality of electronic boards. It is also slim, compact and less costly to fabricate than similar technologies.

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Released: 4-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center Hourglass Memorial Dedication
Hackensack Meridian Health

On April 26, 2021, Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center dedicated an Hourglass Memorial to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony, which took place in the Max McGuire Memorial Garden, provided a time of reflection for patients, visitors and team members.

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Released: 3-May-2021 8:05 PM EDT
The enzyme that could help 700 million people worldwide
University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers have identified an enzyme that may help to curb chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 700 million people worldwide.

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Released: 3-May-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Bai lab develops stable, efficient, anode-free sodium battery
Washington University in St. Louis

The lab of Peng Bai has developed a stable, anode-free sodium ion battery that is highly efficient, will be less expensive and is significantly smaller than a traditional lithium ion battery.

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Released: 3-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Public Service Recognition Week: Arizona State University paving the way for future public servants
Arizona State University (ASU)

In honor of Public Service Recognition week, we’re shining some light on Arizona State University’s Public Service Academy that is educating the next generation of public servants and empowering students to change the world.

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Released: 3-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Prehistoric humans first traversed Australia by ‘superhighways’
Sandia National Laboratories

An international team of scientists using a Sandia National Laboratories supercomputer in the largest reconstruction ever attempted of prehistoric travel has mapped the probable “superhighways” that led to the first peopling of Australia.

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Released: 3-May-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Caterpillar and Argonne project shifts heavy-duty engine design into higher gear
Argonne National Laboratory

Using Argonne’s high-performance computing resources, researchers developed a new design for Caterpillar’s engines that could improve fuel efficiency while reducing harmful emissions.

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Released: 3-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT
When will your elevator arrive?
Santa Fe Institute

The human world is, increasingly, an urban one — and that means elevators. Two physicists saw this as an opportunity to explore the factors that determine elevator transport capabilities in their new paper in the Journal of Statistical Mechanics.

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Released: 3-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
da Vinci Xi Surgical System now at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center – Hospital Launches Contest to Name New Surgical Robot
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s new da Vinci XI system. The hospital is asking local community members to put their creative thinking caps and suggest a nickname for the robot.

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Released: 30-Apr-2021 10:55 AM EDT
Massive negative impact of COVID-19 on cancer screenings quantified in KU Medical Center faculty study published in JAMA Oncology
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Nearly 10 million cancer screenings in the U.S. failed to happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology, a publication of the American Medical Association.

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Released: 29-Apr-2021 2:45 PM EDT
An Astronomer’s Menagerie
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

This image of the dwarf galaxy Sextans B, taken with the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, contains a menagerie of astronomical objects, from bright stars in the foreground to distant galaxies hiding in the background. The galaxy itself contains both the cradles and the graves of stars, hosting star-forming regions as well as stellar death shrouds.

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Released: 29-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
ILAE's virtual conferences bring the latest in epilepsy to your laptop
International League Against Epilepsy

Our Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress, June 10-13, covers it all: social issues, diagnosis, treatment, research, and more. Anyone, anywhere can get a top-level, multi-day epilepsy conference delivered to their home or office and participate at their convenience.

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Released: 29-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT
NSU Researcher Part of a Flagship Study on Vertebrate Genomes
Nova Southeastern University

Unprecedented novel discoveries have implications for characterizing biodiversity for all life, conservation and human health and disease.

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Released: 29-Apr-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Where in the World Are Green Bronx Machine and Stephen Ritz? April and May 2021 Sightings
Green Bronx Machine

From creating and starring in segments for public television’s Let’s Learn children’s series to celebrating National Nutrition Month and Earth Day to preparing for outdoor growing season at its various urban farms, one thing is for sure: Green Bronx Machine (GBM) and its founder Stephen Ritz have been and will be extra busy tending to their communities, people and gardens.

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Released: 28-Apr-2021 5:35 PM EDT
People of color hardest hit by air pollution from nearly all emission sources
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

A new study that models peoples’ exposure to air pollution—resolved by race-ethnicity and income level—shows that exposure disparities among people of color and white people are driven by nearly all, rather than only a few, emission source types.

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Released: 28-Apr-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer: Heeding the Call to Action
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Public health officials and researchers have become increasingly concerned about the health risks posed by indoor tanning. Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey recently addressed the importance of increasing efforts to limit indoor tanning among minors in a viewpoint paper published in the April 28 2021 online edition of JAMA Dermatology.

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Released: 28-Apr-2021 12:45 PM EDT
A Patient Pioneer: Minimally Invasive Lung Transplantation

To anyone else, it’s just a walk around the block. But for Frank Coburn, 57, and his wife, it’s a miracle. A miracle that resulted from Coburn becoming the first Southern Californian—and possibly first in the U.S.—to receive a minimally invasive double lung transplant. The procedure was performed at the Smidt Heart Institute.

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Released: 28-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Keeping Carbon in the Sea, Keeping Plastics Out, Keeping Sea Level Down: Live Expert Panel for April 27, 2pm ET

Scientists from NYU, University of Portsmouth, and Hamilton College will discuss recent work on sea level rise, the science of “blue carbon” stored in the sea, and important policy changes to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.

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27-Apr-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Few young adult men have gotten the HPV vaccine
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Just 16% of men 18 to 21 years old have received at least one dose of the HPV vaccine at any age. Yet oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue, is now the leading cancer caused by HPV — and 80% of those diagnosed with it are men.

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Released: 27-Apr-2021 7:30 AM EDT
Preventing Ovarian Cancer Recurrence with Coffee? Markey Launches Unique Clinical Trial
University of Kentucky

The UK Markey Cancer Center will be the first site worldwide to initiate a cancer clinical trial that evaluates its anti-cancer activity in humans using ArtemiLife™ Inc. coffee products, which are made using the leaves of the Artemisia annua plant.

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Released: 27-Apr-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Energy on Demand: Learning from Nature’s Catalysts
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

With quantum chemistry, PNNL scientists are discovering how enzymes such as nitrogenase serve as natural catalysts that efficiently break apart molecular bonds to control energy and matter.

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Released: 26-Apr-2021 8:05 PM EDT
Future drones likely to resemble 300-million-year-old flying machine
University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers have drawn inspiration from a 300-million-year-old superior flying machine – the dragonfly – to show why future flapping wing drones will probably resemble the insect in shape, wings and gearing.

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Released: 26-Apr-2021 3:25 PM EDT
New rapid COVID-19 test the result of university-industry partnership
UC Davis Health

A partnership between UC Davis and Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company, has led to a 20-minute COVID-19 test. The method pairs a mass spectrometer with a powerful machine-learning platform to detect SARS-CoV-2 in nasal swabs. A recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports shows the test to be 98.3% accurate for positive COVID-19 tests and 96% for negative tests.

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Released: 26-Apr-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Drug Derived from Kentucky-Grown Plant Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer Treatment
University of Kentucky

A new study from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer researchers shows that Artemisia annua, a plant that has been traditionally used for its anti-malaria components, shows promise in treating ovarian cancer.

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Released: 26-Apr-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Why Skin Issues in Patients of Color are Neglected, Mistreated

With cosmetic procedures in high demand during the pandemic, Cedars-Sinai dermatologist Jasmine Obioha, MD, has seen an unfortunate side effect: botched treatments for patients of color.

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23-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble is marking its 31st anniversary in orbit with this image of a "celebrity star." AG Carinae is one of the brightest stars seen in our Milky Way galaxy, encircled by a glowing halo of gas and dust.

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Released: 22-Apr-2021 2:15 PM EDT
Audacious projects develop imaging technology to aid eye tissue regeneration
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

As regenerative therapies for blinding diseases move closer to clinical trials, the National Eye Institute’s functional imaging consortium, a part of the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI), is pioneering noninvasive technologies to monitor the function of the retina’s light-sensing neurons and their connections to the brain.

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Released: 22-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Increased tourniquet use has saved lives in Los Angeles County
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Tourniquet use has been consistently increasing in Los Angeles County since 2015 and is significantly associated with improved patient survival.

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Released: 22-Apr-2021 1:00 PM EDT
Test to Predict Kidney Transplant Rejection Works for Children

n many ways 19-year-old, Brenna Kahlen is a typical teenager. She is living at home in Newport Beach, working and going to college. But unlike most of her peers, Brenna is a now a medical first.

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Released: 22-Apr-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Revitalizes Strategic Plan for Dynamic Health Care Environment
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Board of Directors has revitalized the organization’s ongoing Strategic Plan to prioritize programs and initiatives in four areas where the Academy will focus efforts to accelerate progress towards achieving its vision and mission.

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Released: 22-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
21st century medical needles for high-tech cancer diagnostics
Aalto University

A new type of biopsy needle – which vibrates ultrasonically – greatly increases the amount of tissue obtained for pathologists. Currently, pathologists have to use a thick, but painful needle to get large samples, but the new needle is thin and much more comfortable for patients.

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Released: 22-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Common Antibiotic Effective in Healing Coral Disease Lesions
Florida Atlantic University

An antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections in humans is showing promise in treating stony coral, found throughout the tropical western Atlantic, including several areas currently affected by stony coral tissue loss disease. Preserving M. cavernosa colonies is important due to its high abundance and role as a dominant reef builder in the northern section of Florida’s Coral Reef. Results show that the Base 2B plus amoxicillin treatment had a 95 percent success rate at healing individual disease lesions.

Newswise: Faster Air Exchange in Buildings Not Always Beneficial for Coronavirus Levels
Released: 22-Apr-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Faster Air Exchange in Buildings Not Always Beneficial for Coronavirus Levels
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Vigorous and rapid air exchanges might not always be a good thing when it comes to levels of coronavirus particles in a multiroom building, according to a new modeling study. Particle levels can spike in downstream rooms shortly after rapid ventilation.

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Released: 21-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
NASA's Webb to Study Young Exoplanets on the Edge
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Webb will probe the atmospheres of nearby known exoplanets, such as HR 8799 and 51 Eridani b, at infrared wavelengths. Webb also will hunt for other distant worlds—possibly down to Saturn-size—on the outskirts of planetary systems that cannot be detected with ground-based telescopes.

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Released: 21-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Picture Perfect: Camera Traps Find Endangered Dryas Monkeys
Florida Atlantic University

The Endangered dryas monkey is one of Africa’s most mysterious primates. They are difficult to find because they live in dense vegetation in secondary forest thickets. Using non-invasive research and no-flash camera traps from 2014 to 2019, scientists have confirmed the occurrence of the dryas monkey at seven locations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo spanning a total area of 3,453 square kilometers, based on opportunistic reports provided by local village residents and park patrols.

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Released: 20-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Massachusetts State Rep. Liz Miranda is Wellesley’s 2021 Commencement Speaker
Wellesley College

Massachusetts State Representative and Wellesley College alumna Elizabeth Miranda will be the commencement speaker for the class of 2021 at Wellesley's 143rd Commencement on June 4.

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Released: 20-Apr-2021 11:15 AM EDT
Virtual Health Pilot Program Expands for Salado ISD Students and Families
Baylor Scott and White Health

The innovative virtual health pilot program is designed to facilitate care for elementary and middle school students by connecting the school nurse, the child's parent or guardian, and a Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center provider via a video visit.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Insect Advocates: Recognizing the American Bumblebee as an Endangered Species
Albany Law School

A humble bumblebee is getting help it desperately needs from Albany Law School students and faculty. A group of 14 students – with the unofficial moniker the “Bombus Pollinator Association of Law Students” or “BPALS,” for short – and Professor Keith Hirokawa teamed up with the Center for Biological Diversity to file a petition with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on February 1 to add the American bumblebee to the endangered species list through the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

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Released: 20-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Flushing a Public Toilet? Don’t Linger, Because Aerosolized Droplets Do
Florida Atlantic University

Because COVID-19 has been detected in urine and stool samples, public restrooms can be cause for concern. Researchers measured droplets generated from flushing a toilet and a urinal in a public restroom and found a substantial increase in the measured aerosol levels in the ambient environment with the total number of droplets generated in each flushing test ranging up to the tens of thousands. Due to their small size, these droplets can remain suspended for a long time.

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Released: 19-Apr-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Mark Pimentel, MD

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder, affecting 10-15% of the world’s population. Approximately two-thirds of those who suffer from IBS are women. The disease can have mild forms or cause severe debilitation as diarrhea alternates with constipation. Severe cramping and bloating also are common. Because chronic IBS is so debilitating, it often disrupts the daily lives of people with this disorder.

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Released: 19-Apr-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Finding What Makes Catalysts Tick
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Computational chemist Samantha Johnson, who is searching for combinations to bolster energy future, is among the PNNL scientists preparing to move into the Energy Sciences Center. The new $90 million, 140,000-square-foot facility, is under construction on the PNNL campus and will accelerate innovation in energy research using chemistry, materials science, and quantum information sciences to support the nation’s climate and clean energy research agenda.

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